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Benefits of Planting Milkweed in Your Landscape

Do you want to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds to your landscape? If so, consider planting milkweed! With its unique beauty and hardy nature, milkweed is an excellent choice for any garden. In addition to being a beautiful addition to your outdoor space, it’s also very beneficial for the ecosystem — providing shelter and food for pollinators. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of having milkweed in your backyard.

You don't need to be an expert to contribute to the well-being of butterflies and bees - all you need is milkweed. Milkweed has been identified as a host plant for butterflies like the iconic monarch and other important pollinators, such as bees. Planting milkweed can help support butterflies and bee populations by providing them with food resources. The fact that both butterflies and bees have experienced dramatic drops in their numbers recently makes planting milkweed even more important - it could give them just the boost they need to continue thriving.

Adding Milkweed to your landscape is a smart choice if you're looking for an easy way to support our vital pollinator populations. Not only is it beautiful, but it also has the bonus of being drought tolerant and often returning year after year as a perennial. So much effortless bang for your buck is surely worth considering - the perfect no-brainer addition to any garden! Plus, what creature wouldn't be drawn to this stunningly hued flower? It's time to give pollinators the love they deserve - plus showing off your green thumb - and put in some Milkweed!

Join the FREE milkweed mission - no experience required! At our upcoming (outdoor) Milkweed for Monarchs Workshops, free milkweed seeds will be distributed to all attendees. So if you want to do your part in helping our vital pollinators and ecosystems, then we'd love it if you RSVP’d on our homepage! It's so easy - just put on your gardening gloves and come plant some free seeds before taking them home with you. When they start growing in the springtime, you can plant them around your space with pride knowing that you've done a fantastic thing for Mother Nature. Spread the word of free milkweed and these awesome workshops by sharing this info with your friends - 'Free' education never hurt anyone!

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